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Sharon Angle (Photo: Flickr)

Sharron Angle Files For State Senate District 15

In 2021, the Democratic majority engineered the district from a plus one Republican advantage to a plus 6 Democratic advantage

By Megan Barth, March 16, 2024 1:05 am

On last day to file for candidacy with the Secretary of State, Republican Sharron Angle filed for Senate District 15.

Angle joins Republicans Michael Ginsburg, Charles Mark Neumann in the GOP primary and will face one-of-three Democratic opponents: Reno Councilwoman Naomi Duerr, Johnny Kerns, and former state Assemblywoman Angie Taylor.

Sharron Angle (Photo Credit: Flickr @sobyrne99)

Certainly no stranger to Nevada politics, Angle vies to hold Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert’s seat who decided not to run for a third term.

Seevers Gansert’s decision left an opportunity for a Democratic pick-up in a former Republican stronghold that was redistricted in 2021 to a Democratic advantage by the majority during a special legislative session.

As the redistricting process was unfolding in Carson City, stated that, “The city of Reno has been severed,” “artificially engineered,” and “Reno and Washoe County voters were being disenfranchised.”

The Princeton Gerrymandering Project, noted that the maps gave Democrats an advantage in 15 of 21 state Senate seats, and 29 of 42 Assembly seats, thereby cementing the 2/3 majority needed to over-ride a gubernatorial veto.

In SD-15, the Democratic majority engineered the district from a plus one Republican advantage to a plus 6 Democratic advantage, thereby flipping the District to a potential Democratic Senate supermajority.

(Screenshot of SOS filing data)

Angle served in the Nevada Assembly from 1999-2007, rose to national recognition with the Tea Party movement, and unsuccessfully ran against Senator Harry Reid in 2010.

At the time of her announcement to run in the GOP Senate primary, Steve Sebelius, formerly with the Review-Journal penned:

This is the woman who voted no in the Legislature so frequently — and on matters of such wide consensus — the lopsided 41-1 votes were dubbed “41-to-Angle.”

This is the woman who argued unsuccessfully — and not incorrectly — that the 3 percent/8 percent property tax caps for residential and commercial property in Nevada, respectfully, violated the state constitution’s requirement that taxation be “uniform and equal.” The woman who led a lawsuit to overturn the ill-considered Guinn v. Legislature ruling in 2003. The woman who has tried repeatedly — and, again, unsuccessfully — to impose a California Proposition 13-style property tax cap in Nevada.

You can’t say she’s not conservative. And while you also can’t say she’s been successful, she’s come close. She almost defeated U.S. Rep. Dean Heller in 2006 with a strong campaign (funded by the Club for Growth) that attacked him on his right flank.

The Review Journal endorsed Angle over Reid in the Senate race. On election day, Reid defeated Angle by a margin 50.3 percent to 44.6 percent. In 2017, Angle challenged Mark Amodei in the GOP primary. Angle came second in the primary with 18 percent of the vote to Amodei’s 72 percent.

Attempts to reach Angle by phone were unsuccessful at the time of publishing.





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